The Kromski Minstrel is a quintessential Castle-style spinning wheel. While many modern wheels adopt the Castle design—where the flyer, orifice, and mother of all sit directly above the drive wheel in a tall, castle-like arrangement—the Minstrel stands out. It merges the compactness of contemporary designs with the Olde World elegance Kromski is renowned for.
Discover the Minstrel Spinning Wheel
With its 18” diameter wheel, the Minstrel offers the impact of a full-size wheel without occupying as much space. The direct alignment of the orifice with the wheel and treadles makes spinning more comfortable for many enthusiasts compared to offset designs.
The Minstrel boasts intricate, handcrafted wood turnings and is a double treadle wheel. You can adjust it for either double drive mode or single drive mode with Scotch tension. For those spinning longer staple-length fibers like flax or hemp, an optional distaff can be attached with ease. Bring home this multifunctional yet charming wheel and immerse yourself in the spinning tales of yesteryear!
Expand your spinning horizons with the Jumbo Flyer kits. These kits allow for a diverse yarn range, from lace-weight to super bulky art yarn, thanks to the jumbo flyer's larger orifice. The jumbo bobbin boasts a capacity that's twice that of the regular Kromski bobbin—allowing you to spin longer without changing bobbins. And considering a standard Kromski bobbin already has a generous 4.2-ounce capacity, that's a lot of uninterrupted spinning!
- Constructed from European Alder and Birch wood
- Wheel Diameter: 45 (18 inches)
- Orifice Circumference: 10mm (3/8 in.)
- Standard Whorl Ratios: 6.5, 8.5, 12, and 16:1
- Additional jumbo whorl with 4.5:1 ratio available
- Durable leather bearing on front maiden
- Sturdy brass bearings at wheel hub
- Quiet plastic bearings in bobbins
- Options for Single Drive with Scotch Tension or Double Drive
- Double Treadle
- Integrated Lazy Kate (2 bobbin capacity)
- Total Wheel weight: 5.5kg (12 lbs)
- Optional Distaff Available
What's Included with Your Kromski Minstrel Wheel:
- Threading Hook
- 3 bobbins (120g/4.2oz capacity)
- Spinning Wheel Oil